Author Lean Cullinan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Léan Cullinan has been writing since childhood and is a graduate of the MPhil in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin. Her debut novel is The(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates with his mother Rosie on the 18th green after winning the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Photograph: Reuters

Who needs fiction? As Oscar Wilde once put it, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” In living a real drama of his own, (...)

     Silver decorative card case, made in Birmingham 1863, engraved with the inscription “To Miss Sarah Malcomson to commemorate her christening the “SS William Penn”, Waterford 10th July, 1865, (€280-€320).

Auction results Wednesday, June 18th Bonhams, London. Rare books auction. The Importance of Being Earnest, inscribed by Oscar Wilde to Maj James Nel(...)

Rob Doyle: “I’m grateful to the authors of shorter books, because my concentration is shot from the internet and all the coffee”

Rob Doyle was born in Dublin, and holds a first-class honours degree in Philosophy and an MPhil in Psychoanalysis from Trinity College Dublin. His (...)

Playful: Someone and Someone by Eva Rothschild from the exhibition Vestibule in Merrion Square Park, Dublin. Photograph: Evan Buggle.

If you venture into the park on Merrion Square in Dublin through the summer months, you’ll find some temporary additions to the usual sculptural tenan(...)

John Boyne: “Life is short; I feel no compunction to finish a novel that is boring me. I’ll read something else.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

John Boyne’s latest novel is Stay Where You Are And Then Leave. His new novel for adults – his first set in contemporary Ireland – will be publishe(...)

Sheila Agnew: I can’t write fiction at a desk. Whenever I try to do so, all creative thought abandons me

Sheila Agnew’s first book for children (aged 9+), Evie Brooks is Marooned in Manhattan, was published in Ireland and Britain in March. The second b(...)

John Hurt holds a book in a scene from the film, 1984. Photograph: Atlantic Releasing Corporation/Getty Images

‘The book fascinated him, or more exactly it reassured him. In a sense it told him nothing that was new, but that was part of the attraction. It said (...)

“Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls.” Ulysses, James Joyce. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill
Eat your words
  • Books
  • May 15, 2014, 15:22

“I will marry you if you promise not to make me eat eggplant.” Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez “And once I had recognis(...)

A stitch in time

The past is so in right now. (...)